The high prices and high demand for abalone, coupled with impoverished fishing communities and, in some instances, a failure by the state in granting of fishing rights have led to endemic poaching along our coastline.
South Africa, has for a long time, essentially failed to protect this resource from the illegal pillage it faces from organized syndicates.
Furthermore, there has also been a failure to address the root causes.
A drone and two guys were able to expose an entire operation from start to finish. We were able to contact law enforcement to intervene and confiscate the catch. Enjoy the viewing!
By: Warren Witte